A Valentine's Day Slipper

I think I'm addicted to making slippers or shoes with Brenda Walton's Ballroom Slipper die.  They are so easy and fast to make, one of those stress relieving projects.  This time, I made a hanging Valentine's ornament.

The papers were from the My Mind's Eye Lost and Found collection, Heirloom.  Love the vintage look of this collection.

For this slipper, I decided not to attach the heel, so it would hang flat.  I glued in a bit of ribbon before attaching the back of the slipper.  I layered different sizes of hearts and trimmed the edge with crepe paper.  The arrow was from the coordinating die-cut embellishments.  

I decided to fill my slipper, so I cut off a piece of foam from one of the foam pieces that I save from Sizzix Embossing folder packaging.  These are a nice dense piece of foam and are easy to cut up, great for altered projects when you need more dimension.  I snipped a piece of wooden skewer and stuck it in an altered Maya Road mini spool, and stuck that in the foam.  I also attached different embellishments into a Tim Holtz pin and stuck that into the foam also.  I glued it into the toe of my shoe and covered the bottom with shredded book paper.

After taking these photos, I realized that my arrow kept bending, so I cut out thin chipboard and glued it to the back to make it a bit sturdier.

That's it for my newest shoe, I'm sure I will have more in the future!

Thanks so much for stopping by and thank you everyone for the wonderful comments yesterday! They are much appreciated!



Laurie Leahey said...

This is AWESOME!!!!!

Amy Friend said...

I just love this!

Anonymous said...

That is GORGEOUS!! Such a lovely gift idea. The sparkly heart looks wonderful.

Shawn said...

This is too cute! I love this die. So glad I purchased it. :-)

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